Sports Briefs

Published 4:22 pm Friday, April 10, 2015

Free coaching clinic

Dave Roberts, father of Bogalusa football coach David Roberts, is holding a free fundamental coaching clinic Saturday at the Buck Jordan Fieldhouse on Bogalusa High School’s campus next to the football stadium.

The clinic will feature the fundamentals of football.

Drills Roberts used at the University of South Carolina and Notre Dame on the best ways to teach blocking, tackling, catching, throwing, carrying and other aspects of football will be covered.

The clinic, which is free, is open to any coach in Washington Parish from little league on up.

The event runs from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Lumberjacks’ reunion

The annual Lumberjacks’ reunion is taking place May 2 at Bino’s Restaurant in Bogalusa at 10 a.m.

All present and former Bogalusa Lumberjacks are invited to attend.

For more information, call Elmer Corkern at 985-732-9844 or Angelo Pepe at 985-735-8655.

Franklinton track and field fundraiser

Franklinton’s High School’s track and field team is holding its second annual Barbeque Competition to help raise funds for the squad.

The event is May 16 at the Washington Parish Fair Grounds by the front stage.

The competition begins that morning, and teams have to have their barbeque turned in by 5 p.m.

The event features three categories, chicken, ribs (baby back or spare) and pork shoulder. Teams do not have to compete in all three categories but will need to to win the grand prize.

The entry fee is $50, and participants need at least 15 servings of smoked meat by their team.

Barbeque plates will be sold for $10 between approximately 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. They will contain two meats from the barbeque teams, a side, roll and a drink.

Participants can also enter an additional appetizer category for an entry cost of $20.

The event will also features raffle. They will be raffling off a Yeti 20-quart cooler at 5 p.m. Tickets are $5 and will be available for purchase at the event.

For more information, call coach Blake Wilson at 985-839-6781 or email him at

Legends All-Pro Football Camp

The 13th annual Legends All-Pro Football Camp takes place June 18 at Lewis V. Murray Jr. Stadium.

The clinic runs from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

The camp teaches the basic skills of football along with life lessons.

Former Atlanta Falcons’ scout, and current Bogalusa assistant football coach Bruce Plummer, who is the camp director, is in the process of getting coaches for the clinic.

Plummer, a 1983 Bogalusa High School graduate, said former Franklinton High School, and Mississippi State University running back Josh Robinson, who is from Bogalusa, will be one of the coaches.

Plummer said the Bogalusa High School football coaching staff will be there along with Greg Greely, Robert “Big Bird” Smith, Kenneth McSwain, Mississippi Valley State offensive coordinator Ray Caldwell and former Dallas Cowboy John Carter.

For more information, call Plummer 404-606-2359, Janola Walker Jr. 516-3433, Ken Martin 750-2343 or Debra Plummer 735-1303. You can also email

Louisiana Red Devils Basketball

The Louisiana Red Devils Basketball program is holding tryouts April 12 at the Coquille Recreation Park Gym.

Boys from grades 1-12 and girls in grades 4-12 are eligible to participate.

The Red Devils is a travel basketball program with several teams divided up by age groups. It allows players the opportunity to be seen by college coaches and scouting agencies from across the country.

For more information, call coach April Simmons at 985-634-1625 or coach Kilavorous Thompson at 770-375-0035. You can also find more information by visiting 

The web site also allows participants to register. 

YMCA Clinics

The YMCA on Avenue B has several clinics coming up over the next few months.

Lifeguard training runs May 18-23. The cost is $275 per person, with ARC Certification upon completion.

Training is from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. May 18-22 and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 23.

Swimming lessons are taking place June 1-5, June 15-19, June 29-July 3, July 13-17 and July 27-31.

The one-hour classes, which are five days a week, cost $60. Class times are 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., 11 a.m. to noon and 5 p.m. until 6 p.m.

Private lessons are $120 and are scheduled on sign up.

The ‘Y’ Camp is June 8-12 and July 20-25.

The five-day clinics include, painting, crafts, karate, swimming, growing green and other activities.

The Adventure Camp is June 22-26 and July 6-10.

The clinics include painting, crafts, swimming, growing green, canoeing and camp over at Cassidy Park with two days of museums and park fun.

For more information, call Toni St. Philip at 985-732-3741.

Car-Bike Show

Mudbugs in Slidell is hosting a Car-Bike Show May 17 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. to help benefit the Robbie Aucoin “Riding 4 Remission” Fund.

Aucoin is a 43-year old, who was diagnosed with stage four bladder cancer Jan. 2.

The cost to enter a car or bike is $25.

There is no fee for fans to enter. The event features food, live music, raffles, a silent auction and more.

For more information, call event coordinator Karen Morehouse at 985-768-2084 or email

You can also call spokespeople Wendy or Kristen at 985-649-7534.